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Become a Community Climate Champion

Become a Community Climate Champion: New, unpaid opportunity for 20 Cumbrian citizens to build skills and experience in the sustainability sector, and support Cumbria’s drive to reach carbon net zero by 2037!

Deadline 9am, 6th July!

If you have any questions about the role that cannot be answered via the details below, please contact carbonliteracy@cafs.org.uk

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We are excited to announce a new opportunity for Cumbrian citizens to grow their knowledge and confidence of climate science and ability to tackle climate change in their communities.

CAfS is now recruiting 20 people from across Cumbria to join a growing network of Community Climate Champions – people who, following in depth training and support, will be able to take a leadership role in their community to communicate about the climate crisis and possibly kickstart positive actions to reduce emissions.

Open to all aged 18+. We especially welcome applications from individuals on a low income, individuals in areas without an existing sustainability group or from anyone who feels that their voice, or the voice of their community is under-represented in the climate movement.

BENEFITS:  This is an unpaid role, with significant benefits including:

  • A free full-day accredited Carbon Literacy training session (worth £139). We also hope to arrange a one day Zero Carbon Britain training (Centre for Alternative Technology) as an optional extra for those who wish to attend.
  • Increased skills and abilities in delivering climate training and/or climate conversations.
  • Improved confidence and empowerment through opportunities to be mentored during the process.
  • The chance to be part of a structured and supported network of people who can learn from each other.
  • Social opportunities, including forums, a buddying system, group and one-to-one chances to get the tailored support you need to enjoy and make a difference in this role.
  • The opportunity to have costs met to enable you to deliver the training, for example venue costs, Microsoft Office subscription, Zoom Pro accounts or a webcam.
  • The opportunity to build skills and experience that could support a future application to be a paid freelance carbon literacy trainer.

MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Roughly 4-5 hours/month August onwards, following 10 hours of induction and training in July/August.
  • Starting from August, ideally champions would each run at least one session every 2 months. This could be an hour or 90-minute session or a quick climate conversation café session or a reading group or giving a talk to a small local group.

How to apply: